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Tehachapi woman accused of shooting, killing ex-husband denied bail reduction

Posted at 9:46 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 00:47:38-04

TEHACHAPI, Calif. — On Tuesday, a Tehachapi woman accused of shooting and killing her ex-husband showed up in court for a bail reduction notion-- which was denied by a judge.

Wendy Howard is facing first-degree murder charges for the deadly shooting of her ex-husband Kelly Pitts at a home off Burnett Road earlier this month.

Outside the courtroom, protesters came out in Howard's support claiming she only acted out of self defense.

Howard is currently being held on a $1 million dollar bail and is expected back in court on July 29.